At Emmett Plastic Surgery, we understand that breast implants are often a means to achieve harmonious curves, a revitalized figure, and boosted self-confidence. However, sometimes things do not always work out as expected, and you may not be happy with the results. This is why we offer breast implant revision, where we can remove or replace implants or make corrections to implant placement. We welcome you to visit us in Denver, CO, regardless of why you want to remove your implants, and we will work to provide you with the optimal outcome you desire.
The Benefits of Getting a Breast Implant Revision
Breast implant revision is an option if you wish to remove or change your existing breast implants, whether because you are unsatisfied with your implant results or no longer want implants. Some additional reasons to get breast implant revision include:
- Your current implants have deflated or begun to leak.
- You wish to change your implant size.
- You want to remove your implants altogether.
- Your implants have shifted and no longer look or feel right.
- You have painful scar tissue around your implants.
- You are unhappy with the results of your previous implant surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Emmett will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and let you know whether you are a good candidate for a safe and successful surgery.
A Breast Implant Revision is Great If:
- You are dissatisfied with your implants.
- You are fit, active, and healthy overall.
Types of Breast Implant Revision
Breast Augmentation for Micromastia or Hypomastia
Micromastia and hypomastia are terms used to describe undersized breasts. While the condition is usually genetic, it can also be acquired through trauma or surgery, resulting in small or asymmetrical breasts. Implants may address the problem, but suboptimal results may require revision.
When two implants are too close together, they can lead to an unflattering “uniboob” appearance, more formally known as symmastia. Addressing this problem may require the implants to be removed and possibly replaced.
Sometimes, breast implants can result in the formation of fibrous scar tissue, which leads to chronic discomfort and other complications. Dr. Emmett can remove and replace the implants and, in many cases, carefully excise this painful scar tissue.
What Are the Differences Between Breast Revision and Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation involves using implants to increase breast volume, whether to enhance the breasts’ overall size or correct asymmetry issues.
A breast revision is a good option when you already have implants in place but are unsatisfied with them for any reason. A breast revision may involve the replacement of existing implants or simply their removal. In some cases, it may also require the surgical removal of scar tissue surrounding the implants.
Taking the First Steps
The breast implant revision process begins when you join Dr. Emmett for a one-on-one consultation. She will collect your medical history, perform a physical evaluation, and discuss your aesthetic needs and goals. Dr. Emmett will also be happy to answer any questions you might have before presenting you with customized treatment options.
Meet Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Jennifer Emmett is well-known throughout the Denver, CO, area for her clinical skill as well as her approachable, down-to-earth manner. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Emmett is well-qualified to provide high standards of care, always promoting patient safety, comfort, and outcomes. Dr. Emmett is particularly well-known for her skill in achieving natural-looking breast augmentation, resulting in an incredibly high level of patient satisfaction.
The Breast Revision Process Explained
When you arrive for your surgery, you will receive a warm welcome from our patient care team. We will lead you to a private treatment area and administer both local anesthesia and IV sedation, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. Dr. Emmett will carefully make incisions, often under the crease of the breast or around the areola, through which she can remove the implants, carefully eliminate any unhealthy scar tissue, and position any new implants as desired.
Recovery and Aftercare
Following your breast implant revision, you will need to rest and recover for two or three days, at which point you will likely feel like resuming most of your normal activities. We advise against elevating your heart rate for the first two weeks and against any heavy lifting, push-ups, or pull-ups for the first six weeks. If you experience physical discomfort, we are happy to provide both prescription and over-the-counter remedies, though you will likely only need to use pain relievers for the first day or two.
Breast Revision Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
My Breasts Do Not Look Alike After an Augmentation. Can Breast Revision Correct Breast Asymmetry?
We recommend allowing your implants several weeks to settle before scheduling follow-up procedures, as what seems like asymmetry may simply be an incomplete healing process. If you have asymmetrical breasts following your recovery, a breast revision surgery can usually resolve the issue.
Months After My Augmentation, My Breasts No Longer Look or Feel Natural. Why Did This Happen?
Most patients find that their breasts look and feel more natural with time. If you have the opposite experience, there could be a complication with your recovery or the implants themselves, possibly requiring a breast implant revision.
What Is Capsular Contracture? Can Breast Revision Resolve This Condition?
Capsular contracture is a condition wherein the body reacts to breast implants adversely, resulting in a distorted breast appearance and/or physical discomfort. Often, the best solution is to remove the implants and potentially the fibrous scar tissue surrounding them.
Should My Breast Revision Include a Breast Lift?
If you have aesthetic concerns with your nipple or the overall shape of your breasts, you may benefit from having a breast lift at the same time as your breast revision. Dr. Emmett will provide a full range of treatment options at your consultation.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
While every surgical intervention carries some risk, you can significantly reduce your risk by choosing an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jennifer Emmett.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Your breast implant revision results can potentially last a long time, assuming you maintain a healthy lifestyle and carefully follow the aftercare instructions.
You’re In Good Hands with Emmett Plastic Surgery
If you are unsatisfied with your breast implants for any reason, a breast implant revision may be the ideal solution. To learn more about the benefits of this procedure, schedule a consultation at Emmett Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO. Contact our office at (303) 955-7545.